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Essential Fatty Acids Eases Premenstrual Syndrome

By |February 17, 2011|Nutrition, Premenstrual Syndrome, Supplementation, Women's Health|

Essential Fatty Acids Eases Premenstrual Syndrome

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SOURCE:   NHI OnDemand


A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the journal Reproductive Health evaluated the effectiveness and safety of a supplement containing essential fatty acids and vitamins for the treatment of PMS and to assess effectiveness on prolactin and total cholesterol levels.

The researchers recruited 120 women with PMS and were divided into 3 groups that received either 1 or 2 grams of the supplement or placebo for six months using the Prospective Record of the Impact and Severity of Menstruation (PRISM) calendar. The actual dosage per one-gram serving included 210 mg of gamma linolenic acid, 175 mg of oleic acid, 345 mg of linoleic acid, 250 mg of other polyunsaturated acids, and 20 mg of vitamin E.

The results were the group treated with 2 grams of supplement experienced the most significant reduction in the PRISM score the next significant reduction was in the group taking 1 gram of supplement. The placebo group experienced the least reduction in PRISM score. There were no statistically significant differences in prolactin or total cholesterol levels after six months of treatment. (more…)

Chiropractic Management of Migraine Headache

By |February 16, 2011|Headache, Research|

Chiropractic Management of Migraine Headache

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SOURCE: ChiroACCESS


Just as puzzles are completed piece by piece, the evidence for the positive effects of chiropractic care for migraines is slowly filling in and revealing a clearer picture. That picture depicts a more meaningful role for chiropractic care in both the prevention and treatment of migraine headache. A recent Norwegian systematic review of manual therapies for migraine prevention (4 Feb 2011) concluded that chiropractic spinal manipulation and some other conservative interventions appear to be equal to medications (propranolol & topiramate) in their ability to prevent migraines. (more…)

President Obama’s New Budget Proposes A 2-Year Medicare ‘Doc Fix’

By |February 14, 2011|News|

President Obama’s New Budget Proposes A 2-Year Medicare ‘Doc Fix’

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SOURCE:   MedScape


February 14, 2010 — President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 would delay a massive reduction in Medicare reimbursement for physicians from January 1, 2012, until January 1, 2014, and freeze rates in the meantime.

Released this morning, the budget for fiscal year 2012, which begins October 1, would finance this so-called “doc fix” to the Medicare reimbursement crisis by, among other things, reducing the Medicaid provider tax threshold, reducing Medicaid outlays for durable medical equipment, and speeding new, lower-cost generic drugs to the marketplace. These measures would raise $62.2 billion, which would offset the $54.4 billion cost of the 2-year doc fix and yield an additional $7.8 billion in savings. (more…)

World Spine Care

By |February 14, 2011|Health Care|

Source WorldSpineCare.org

World Spine Care was founded in 2008, Scott Haldemanthe inspiration of Scott Haldeman, a leading figure in the assessment and treatment of spinal disorders. World Spine Care has rapidly attracted a world-class leadership team around its vision of universal care for the devastation caused by spinal disorders in the developing world. The Board of Directors includes Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and Chairman of the Musk Foundation. Active participants in the World Spine Care programs include medical physicians, surgeons, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and scientists from Canada and the U.S., with representation from Europe, Asia and Africa.

World Spine Care (WSC) has been launched to fill the profound gap in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions found in the developing world. WSC is a multinational not-for-profit organization, bringing together the full spectrum of health care professionals involved in spinal health – medical physicians and specialists, surgeons, chiropractors, and physiotherapists. WSC is focused on providing evidence-based, culturally integrated prevention, assessment, and treatment of spinal disorders in the developing world. The flagship project involves developing and initial deployment of a universal model of care for spinal disorders, designed for practical application by front-line health care workers in developing nations worldwide. (more…)

Have You Used Our Search Tools Lately?

By |February 12, 2011|Search Strategy|

Have You Used Our Search Tools Lately?

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Most of our search tools are now directory-specific, to make it that much easier to find what you want. Our website is so much more than just a Blog. We have been compiling materials into various sections since 1995, and no other chiropractic website has such a breadth and depth of material, conveniently arranged into topic pages, like the Low Back Pain Page, or the Chronic Neck Pain Page. Our LINKS Section is chocked full of many other pages of equal value. Look at the left-hand side of this page, and scroll down to RESOURCES to browse our Sections.

The Sectional Search Tools are very word specific, and can be adjusted to look for specific words, word strings, or even capitalizations. Please NOTE that each of the Sectional Search Tools only searches the directory they are named for. The Google tool searches all sections at once. (more…)

New Study Ties Processed Foods To ADHD in 78% of Children

By |February 10, 2011|ADHD, Attention Deficit, Education, Food Sensitivity, Pediatrics, Processed Foods, Research, Supplementation|

New Study Ties Processed Foods To ADHD
in 78% of Children

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According to a new study, just published in Lancet Journal, a diet free of processed foods significantly reduces the symptoms of ADHD in 78% of 4-8 year old children. This 5-week study involving 100 subjects found that 63% of them experienced a relapse in ADHD symptoms upon re-introduction of problem foods into the diet.

This randomized crossover study was titled the Impact of Nutrition on Children with ADHD (INCA). Patients in the Netherlands and Belgium were enrolled via announcements in medical health centres and through media announcements. In the open-label phase (or first phase), children aged 4—8 years, who were diagnosed with ADHD, were randomly assigned to either 5 weeks of a restricted elimination diet (diet group) or to instructions for a healthy diet (control group). [1]

In the second phase, those children who responded positively (with an improvement of at least 40% on the ADHD rating scale) proceeded into the second phase, with a 4-week double-blind crossover food challenge, in which they were exposed to either a high-IgG or low-IgG food diet (classified on the basis of every child’s individual IgG blood test results).

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